Author Archives: Loknath Das

Want to buy used car with reasonable price? We tell you how

The insurance costs of a pre-owned car are lesser compared to a new car. Image source: PTI Want to own a car but are not willing to spend too much money? You can seek a well-maintained, reliable used car that has aged gracefully, with a second-hand car loan. A used car loan helps you procure an otherwise costly item that ... Read More »

Opposition unity: Upcoming Rajya Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh will be the first major test

The attempts by Opposition parties to forge a common front will face its first test in Uttar Pradesh in April, when the election to 10 Rajya Sabha seats will be held. Though the seats will fall vacant only two months from now, there is already a buzz in political circles about whether the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party and ... Read More »

A bunch of 11-year-olds designed the cars of the future, and the results are utterly delightful

HARNITHA/Go Compare Every year we get served up a heaping portion of concept cars from automakers at CES and Detroit. Weird headlights, huge screens, and a bevy of doors that can’t be bothered to open in a traditional manner. But lately there’s a sense that car companies are just going through the motions. They give us playful ideas like augmented ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: SHORTCUTS

Neuro’s new self-driving mini-trucks would deliver your snacks to you, so you never have to leave your block again. NURO IS THERE ANYTHING more satisfying than finder a quicker way to your destination? You might be in a car, or on foot, or you’re building a software product or a company culture and suddenly—Jeez, that was easier. Sometimes, it works. As ... Read More »

‘It’s a no-brainer’: are hydrogen cars the future?

Inventor Hugo Spowers has a dream: to replace today’s cars with his own hydrogen prototype. Is the world ready? In the mid-1990s, Hugo Spowers ran a Formula Three racing team. At the time, motorsport was in the pocket of big tobacco. Every weekend, Formula One cars emblazoned with cigarette brands – Marlboro, Camel, Silk Cut – raced on TV in ... Read More »

Report: Autonomous Cars Will Kill New-Car Sales in 2030

An influx of self-driving cars will trigger growth in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, causing new-car sales to plummet by 2030, according to a new report by financial services company Credit Suisse. “Our global automotive production chain model forecasts global car production flatlining in 2030 with rising production in developing markets offset by declines in developed markets,” the report said. The ... Read More »

New 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift price: Details here

HIGHLIGHTS Maruti Suzuki will officially reveal the prices next week The company has already unveiled the new Swift Bookings opened last month In terms of positioning within Maruti Suzuki’s own product line, the latest Swift will be placed below the Baleno NEW DELHI: The all-new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift, which is perhaps the most awaited car of the year, has already been unveiled ... Read More »

New Tata H5 SUV scooped

Tata Motors will reveal its new SUV at the upcoming Auto Expo on February 7, 2018, but here at Autocar India we already have a detailed preview. Expected to hit showrooms somewhere by the end of 2018 , Tata’s new SUV is a landmark car; it will be the first time a Tata Motors’ car and a model from Jaguar ... Read More »

2018 Ducati Panigale V4 S review, test ride

When the numbers were first released, they caused quite a stir. With 214hp of peak power, Ducati’s new Panigale V4 instantly became the most powerful production sports bike that money can buy. And with a bit more money, that power could be bumped up to an almost ludicrous 226hp through an optional Akrapovic exhaust and an engine remap. With its ... Read More »

2018 Bajaj Discover 110 review, test ride

To loosely quote – so as to not plagiarise, mainly – an insightful Bajaj Discover owner I learned about during this ride, the Discover genes are all about having fun on Sunday and being armed to tackle a hectic Monday as well. This is a beautifully coalesced thought (and a simplistic one as well) that can, perhaps, only emerge from ... Read More »